After a day of snow and cold, the sun came out today and created some cool scenes and shapes along my Ogle County commute this afternoon:
Railroad crossing on Bethel Road.
Just west of railroad crossing.
A tin shed at southwest corner of Route 64 and Church roads. When I first noticed the fellow in the barn window, I thought it was a cat.
But then I was pretty sure it was a fox.
View from just south of Route 64 and Church Road intersection. View is toward the northwest, and the nuclear power plant’s steam cloud is just above the horizon on the right side. Also, Illinois is a flat sea of dirt clods.
A clod mountain shadow.
Two buck deer on south side of Holcomb Road, east of Meridian Road.
Bridge over the frozen Stillman Creek, facing north from Holcomb Road.
View of Rock River west from the bridge at Byron.
Red on white. 21 Nov. 2015
Frosty dandelion seedhead, 8 Nov.
Underneath the flat surface of dog bowl’s ice, these shapes. 28 Nov. 2015
Frozen water on window, 21 Nov. 2015
Frosty leaf, 8 Nov. 2015
Foreground: Water-side surface of ice formed in dog bowl. Background: Ice formed around the edge. 28 Nov. 2015
Frosty dandelion leaf, 8 Nov. 2015
Subtle shadings of snow. 21 Nov. 2015
The facing edge is the edge of the approximately half-inch thick top layer of ice from a dog bowl. 28 Nov. 2015
Frosty dandelion bloom, closed. 8 Nov.
An icy edge of a small drift, 21 Nov. 2015
At bottom of pic, the water-side of bowl-topping ice. Top, edge of ice around the edge of the dog’s bowl. 28 Nov. 2015
A drift’s ridge, 21 Nov. 2015
Frosty, curly carrot leaves. 8 Nov.
All photos taken around 8:30 this morning after a blizzard yesterday.
Here are two pictures of my dog begging to come inside during our blizzard of two days ago.
His expression is sincere enough, but this is pretty good acting for a dog was was outside for, at most, a couple minutes.